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‘Stop GMOs’: Russian scientists urge 10-year ban on genetically modified products

‘Stop GMOs’: Russian scientists urge 10-year ban on genetically modified products | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it

Russian scientists are calling for a 10-year moratorium on GMOs to thoroughly study their influence on human health, stressing that such examinations are vital.

 

"It is necessary to ban GMO, to impose a moratorium for 10 years. While GMO will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed,” vice president of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety, Irina Ermakova, told Interfax news agency.

 

According to her, there have not been sufficient studies on GMO influence on human health to allow for a wide introduction of genetically modified food on the market...


Via Sepp Hasslberger, Ngozi Angeline Godwell
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Meanwhile in Uganda, MONSANTO was busy briefing a parliamentary committee on GMOs. Uncomfirmed allegations later emerged that the committee members could have been compromised through pecuniary considerations. An investigation is in progress.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:57 AM

Good for a Russian voice of reason in this GMO trigger-happy world...

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:06 AM

Yes!! Even now it is not too late.

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Former C.I.A. Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and Russia

Former C.I.A. Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and Russia | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
John O. Brennan, the former director of the C.I.A., offered the fullest public account yet of how the federal investigation into Russian election meddling began.
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Putin aide slams McCain: Thank God he doesn't shape foreign policy

Putin aide slams McCain: Thank God he doesn't shape foreign policy | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
McCain replied on Twitter: "I'm always flattered to receive such accolades from our Russian friends!"
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Opinion | 4-Year-Olds Don’t Act Like Trump

Opinion | 4-Year-Olds Don’t Act Like Trump | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
Comparing our president to a child is inaccurate and unfair to children.
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The Swamp Strikes Back

The Swamp Strikes Back | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
Donald Trump won the presidency on the promise he’d drain the swamp. This week, the swamp struck back.
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Donald Trump impeachment petition passes one million signatures

Donald Trump impeachment petition passes one million signatures | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
More than one million people have signed a petition to impeach Donald Trump as scandals continue to befall the White House. Petition organiser John Bonifaz, a Massachusetts-based lawyer, has been heading one of the campaigns to impeach Mr Trump for allegedly violating the US Constitution's foreign and domestic emoluments clause and other federal laws, according to publication MassLive.  The Emoluments Clause says that the president should not accept, without the consent of Congress, any present or payment from any king, prince or foreign state. 
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Flynn won’t honour subpoena, Senate panel chairman says - The Globe and Mail

Flynn won’t honour subpoena, Senate panel chairman says - The Globe and Mail | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
Legal experts say Flynn would be waiving his constitutional protection against self-incrimination by turning over personal documents
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Donald Trump's spelling mistakes are 'unpresidented' - Maclean's

Donald Trump's spelling mistakes are 'unpresidented' - Maclean's | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it

Trump has become renowned for his spelling gaffes. Here's a list of the President's many spelling errors over the last year.

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Hereby or hearby? Unpresidented or unprecedented? etc.
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Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources - The Globe and Mail

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources - The Globe and Mail | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
Six of those contacts were phone calls between Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak and Trump advisers, including Flynn
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Who is Robert Mueller, the Trump-Russia investigation's special counsel?

Who is Robert Mueller, the Trump-Russia investigation's special counsel? | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
The former FBI director’s service of presidents from both parties undoubtedly contributed to his selection as special counsel during an intense political crisis
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What would happen if Donald Trump were impeached?

What would happen if Donald Trump were impeached? | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
James Comey’s firing and news Trump shared classified material with Russia has again stoked the chorus for impeachment – here’s how it might happen
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Republicans and Democrats agree: If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress

Republicans and Democrats agree: If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
A GOP lawmaker warns “it’s probably inevitable” that any recordings of White House conversations will be subpoenaed.
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Nixon Redux? 'Tuesday Afternoon Massacre' Firing Of Comey Reveals Another Big Lie

Nixon Redux? 'Tuesday Afternoon Massacre' Firing Of Comey Reveals Another Big Lie | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
It could lead to Trump's impeachment and resignation.
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President Trump fires FBI Director Comey

President Trump fires FBI Director Comey | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
The startling move, officials said, stemmed from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Comey was fired as he is leading a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether associates of President Trump may have coordinated with Russia to meddle with the presidential election last year.
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Trump says he never mentioned Israel to Russians

Trump says he never mentioned Israel to Russians | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump sought to rebut claims Monday that he damaged Israeli intelligence capabilities by revealing highly classified information to Russian operatives earlier this month.
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Probe into Trump associates ties to Russia extends to current White House official: Report

Probe into Trump associates ties to Russia extends to current White House official: Report | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
The White House official is now a "significant person of interest," according to a report, which cited "people familiar with the case."
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The legacy of the six-day war: Why Israel needs a Palestinian state | The Economist

The legacy of the six-day war: Why Israel needs a Palestinian state | The Economist | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
THE victory of Israel over the Arab armies that encircled it in 1967 was so swift and absolute that, many Jews thought, the divine hand must have tipped the scales. Before the six-day war Israel had feared another Holocaust; thereafter it became an empire of sorts.
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Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange - The Globe and Mail

Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange - The Globe and Mail | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it

Wikileaks founder has spent nearly five years inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London fearing if he surrendered to Swedish authorities he would be extradited to the United States

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Roger Ailes, Who Built Fox News Into an Empire, Dies at 77

Roger Ailes, Who Built Fox News Into an Empire, Dies at 77 | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
Mr. Ailes exerted wide influence on American politics with his conservative Fox News, only to be undone by sexual harassment allegations.
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Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

In another Twitter post Thursday, Trump said: "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed!" He did not provide examples or evidence of any alleged "illegal acts."
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Globe editorial: Donald Trump keeps finding ways to make America worse

Globe editorial: Donald Trump keeps finding ways to make America worse | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
Every day, it’s something else. Sometimes, every hour. Just when you think Donald Trump has sunk as low as he can go, another trench opens up beneath him and he pulls his country deeper into the abyss.
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Trump lashes out at critics, 'naysayers,' unfair treatment

Trump lashes out at critics, 'naysayers,' unfair treatment | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it

"Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media," Trump said. "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.

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Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation

Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
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Days Before He Was Fired, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Investigation

Days Before He Was Fired, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Investigation | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
James B. Comey asked for the resources during a meeting last week with the deputy attorney general, who wrote the memo used to justify his firing.
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FBI chief James Comey fired: What powers does President Trump have? - BBC News

FBI chief James Comey fired: What powers does President Trump have? - BBC News | Breaking World - African News | Scoop.it
Only one FBI director has been removed by the President in the bureau's 100-plus-year history. That man was William Sessions, who was fired by President Bill Clinton in 1993.
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